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Toronto Raptors Eliminate Bucks for First Trip to the N.B.A. Finals

Kawhi Leonard has the Raptors within reach of the franchise’s first championship in just his first season with the team.
Tags: Basketball, Playoff Games, Milwaukee Bucks, National Basketball Assn, Toronto Raptors, Leonard, Kawhi

Kevin Durant on why he stays arguing on social media: 'I'm qualified'

Kevin Durant hasn't played much basketball lately. The calf injury he suffered in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals knocked him out of the next five Golden State games, leaving the Warriors star with a little more time to fill than usual this time of year.
Tags: News, Basketball

WNBA players tell 'little man trolls' to be more creative with their insults in 2019

WNBA players have one message they want to get across before the start of the 2019 season: If you're going to be a troll, at least try to be creative. A number of WNBA stars — including Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi — appeared in a video teasing the start of the WNBA regular season Friday. In the video, they fought back against “little man trolls” who act tough online.
Tags: News, Basketball

Bucks Owner Is in the Best Bind: His Soccer Team Also Has a Big Game

It could be a crazy weekend for Wes Edens, who owns the N.B.A. Eastern Conference finalists and soccer’s Aston Villa, which will play for Premier League promotion on Monday.
Tags: News, Soccer, Basketball, Milwaukee Bucks, Edens, Wesley, Aston Villa (Soccer Team

Kawhi Leonard or Kevin Durant: Who Is Free Agency’s Biggest Prize?

Checking in with a longtime N.B.A. scouting star to ask if Leonard’s youth might put him ahead of Durant.
Tags: News, Basketball, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Kevin, Durant, Leonard, Kawhi, Playoff Games, Free Agents (Sports

W.N.B.A. Season Preview: Does a Ring Await Elena Delle Donne?

Four of the league’s biggest stars — Sue Bird, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart and Diana Taurasi — are out for opening night and beyond. Liz Cambage and some promising rookies can fill the void.
Tags: News, Basketball, Elena, Sylvia, Phoenix Mercury, Indiana Fever, Minnesota Lynx, Delle Donne, Seattle Storm, New York Liberty, Connecticut Sun, Washington Mystics, Los Angeles Sparks, Fowles, Chicago Sky, Cambage

Derek Fisher on Lakers Coaching Drama: Head Coaches Deserve 'High Level of Autonomy'

Derek Fisher knows what it's like to succeed with the Lakers and what it's like to be an NBA head coach. Fisher joins SI Now to discuss some of the challenges Frank Vogel and Jason Kidd might face on LA's sidelines next season.
Tags: News, Basketball

The Rush: Raptors and Drake win, Bucks and Aaron Rodgers lose

The Raptors put the Bucks on the brink with a 105-99 win last night in Milwaukee. The most exciting action for Bucks fans was off the court where Aaron Rodgers engaged in a beer chugging battle with Packers teammate David Bakhtiari, and Mallory Edens, daughter of Bucks owner We Edens trolled Drake by wearing a Pusha T shirt. The 2019 All NBA Teams were announced yesterday and Klay Thompson had some strong feelings about being left off the roster.
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Raptors take 3-2 series lead over Bucks with Game 5 win

The Raptors are one win away from the NBA Finals after defeating the Bucks 105-99 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
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Bucks fail to foul Lowry down the stretch

With 18 seconds left in regulation, Marc Gasol inbounds to Kyle Lowry who appears to be fouled but no call is made leading to a Pascal Siakam dunk on the other end.
Tags: News, Basketball

Stephen Curry, family recall his difficult college recruiting process

Stephen Curry arrived in Charlotte for his sixth All-Star selection. It was a reunion for Curry, who had spent his childhood in the area and throughout his college years when he played for Davidson College about 30 minutes outside of Charlotte. Let's rewind to Curry's sophomore year -- that's when the recruiting process began.
Tags: News, Basketball

Kenny Smith Wasn’t a Star. TNT’s ‘Inside the N.B.A.’ Made Him One.

Don’t call Kenny Smith the straight man of the “Inside The N.B.A.” crew. He prefers you call him the listener.
Tags: Warner Media LLC, Barkley, Charles, O'Neal, Shaquille, Smith, Kenny, Inside the NBA (TV Program, National Basketball Assn, Basketball

What To Look Out For In Game 5 Of Bucks-Raptors

The Raptors have evened up the series with the Bucks, but can they keep the win streak going into Game 5?
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Scouts explain why Knicks' Kevin Knox and RJ Barrett could work well together

There is cautious optimism about landing Kevin Durant in free agency. For argument's sake, let's say the Knicks sign Durant, another max player like Kyrie Irving, and don't trade for a star player like Anthony Davis. In that scenario, young players like Kevin Knox and RJ Barrett -- New York's presumptive pick at No. 3 -- would be vital parts of the club's future.
Tags: News, Basketball

Knicks president Mills says Porzingis threatened to return to Europe if not traded in seven days

Porzingis could go back to Europe and chill, but could not play there while under an NBA contract.
Tags: Europe, News, Basketball, Nba, Knicks, Porzingis, Mills

Sports of The Times: Free LeBron From Laker Land

LeBron James is too good to spend his final years with a franchise that is circling the drain.
Tags: News, Basketball, Lebron James, Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers, James, LeBron, Buss, National Basketball Assn, Jeanie, Earvin

How The Milwaukee Bucks And A Former Wedding DJ Won The T-Shirt Cannon Arms Race

There’s an arms race of sorts now taking place in sports arenas. Hence, the Quad.
Tags: Science, Basketball, Lifes Rich Pageant, Milwaukee Bucks, TLDR, The Quad, T Shirt Cannons

Kevin Durant's Agent Says KD's '100% Undecided' on Where He'll Sign in Free Agency

On Tuesday night, Kevin Durant's agent Rich Kleiman told the Wall Street Journal that his client is "100% undecided" on where he'll sign as a free agent. Do you believe that KD hasn't made up his mind?
Tags: News, Basketball, Wall Street Journal, Kevin Durant, Rich Kleiman

Ayesha Curry claps back at troll who commented on the size of her 10-month-old

After sharing a photo of her family celebrating husband Steph Curry's NBA Western Conference finals victory, Ayesha Curry found both herself and her infant son getting comments about their bodies.
Tags: News, Basketball, Steph Curry, Ayesha Curry

Steve Nash explains why godson RJ Barrett is perfect for Knicks

RJ Barrett has some good company vouching for his character. Steve Nash, the 18-year-old guard's godfather, believes that Barrett has more than just the skills to succeed with the Knicks, but also the perfect personality to thrive under the spotlight in New York. "I think he'll be an exciting player for Knicks fans. He's able to handle that type of stuff (of being in New York) because he's been at Duke but he's also been one of the top, if not the No. 1 kid, since he&apo...
Tags: New York, News, Basketball, Duke, Zion, Daily News, Knicks, Barrett, Nash, Steve Nash, Stefan Bondy, RJ Barrett

Giannis and Bucks are dynasty in the making

Yahoo Sports senior NBA writer Vince Goodwill breaks down the success of the young Bucks and why NBA fans should get used to seeing Milwaukee at the top of the East for years to come.
Tags: News, Milwaukee, Basketball, Nba, Giannis, Vince Goodwill

On Pro Basketball: Now for a Few Words About Drake: More, Please

The Toronto Raptors’ biggest fan annoys some N.B.A. watchers. But do they outnumber those who can’t get enough of his courtside trolling?
Tags: Celebrities, News, Basketball, Toronto Raptors, Antetokounmpo, Drake (Rapper, Giannis (1994-

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr makes history with Western Conference Championship

CONGRATS, COACH! Steve Kerr is the first coach in NBA history to go to the Finals five straight years in his first five seasons.
Tags: News, Basketball, Nba, Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr

How Stephen Curry Draws Strength From the Women in His Family

Stephen Curry is regarded as maybe the greatest shooter the NBA has ever seen, but where does he get his on-court toughness from? Gotham Chopra, director of "Stephen vs The Game" gives his insight as to how Curry's mothe
Tags: News, Basketball, Nba, Stephen, Stephen Curry, Gotham Chopra

Will Frank Vogel Succeed as Lakers' Head Coach?

Frank Vogel was introduced as the Lakers' new head coach on Monday afternoon. After reportedly not being the team's top choice to replace Luke Walton, does Vogel stand a chance to achieve success in Los Angeles?
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Basketball, Lakers, Vogel, Luke Walton, Frank Vogel, Will Frank Vogel Succeed as Lakers

Stephen Curry, Fully in the Swing

The league’s ultimate team-first franchise player has given up golf, but not scoring and winning on the court.
Tags: News, Basketball, Stephen, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry

Turning Point: Curry, Green triple-doubles lead Warriors to comeback win

Despite being down 17 points in the 3rd quarter, the Warriors win in overtime 119-117. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green become the first teammates to ever record triple-doubles in the same playoff game.
Tags: News, Basketball, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, Curry Green

The Rush: Depleted Warriors drop Blazers en route to 5th straight Finals

The Warriors swept the Blazers, advancing to their 5th consecutive NBA Finals in a game that featured a few surprising twists and turns on the way to a familiar ending. The Lakers didn't make the playoffs but are still making headlines as Magic Johnson spills all the team and the New York Mets are on the wrong end of one incredibly unique conflict of interest regarding a star player.
Tags: News, Basketball, Nba, Magic Johnson, New York Mets, The Lakers

Nightly Notable: Stephen Curry | May 20

Stephen Curry posts a triple-double with 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists to lead Golden Stata in a sweep over Portland.
Tags: News, Basketball, Stephen Curry, Golden Stata

Warriors 119, Blazers 117, OT | Golden State wins the series, 4-0.: Warriors Sweep Blazers to Reach Their 5th Straight N.B.A. Finals

With an overtime victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals, Golden State moved on to seek a third consecutive title and its fourth in five years.
Tags: News, Basketball, Stephen, Curry, Golden State Warriors, Portland Trail Blazers, Sports injuries, Golden State, Playoff Games, Warriors Sweep Blazers